Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Star type
g A3 V

Distance from Earth
g 36.2 ly

Star Service No.
g NA

g Less than 400 million years

Diameter/Mass/Temp (xSol)
g 173% (high rate of rotation of this star results in an oblate shape with an equatorial bulge); 175%; 8500 K

Brightness (xSol)
g 1500% (fluctuations in luminosity of 0.025 magnitudes roughly ten times per day)

g [Fe/H] = 0.00

Comparison to Sol
g NA

Picture of star
g NA

Star system features
g Part of a stellar association dubbed the IC 2391 supercluster. All the stars of this group share a roughly common motion through space, although they are not gravitationally bound. This implies that they were born in the same location, and perhaps initially formed an open cluster. Other stars in this association include Alpha Pictoris, Beta Canis Minoris and the open cluster IC 2391.

Known planets
g Shows a strong infrared excess, which means there must be a debris disk of cool dust in orbit around it

Habitable zone
g Much too young to support an an Earth-like planet

Orbital map
g NA

View from star
g NA

Nearby stars
(Star systems with 10 light years)
g NA

Map locating star system
g NA

Location in Earth sky
g In the constellation Leo

Other names
g β Leo; β Leonis; Beta Leonis; Deneb Alased; Deneb Aleet; 94 Leo; GJ 448; HR 4534; BD +15°2383; HD 102647; LHS 2462; LTT 13249; GCTP 2738.00; SAO 99809; FK5 444; HIP 57632

Sci-fi mentions
g Home star system of Dr. Phlox in "Star Trek: Enterprise"
g About 2150, men and woman will first land on a water planet orbiting this star, in Kij Johnson's short story "Names for Water"

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